Keeping your child safe is an important part of babysitting. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to ensure that your child is safe while you are away from home.
Keep a day planner
Keeping a day planner when babysitting boys can be a great way to plan your activities for the day. A day planner will help you schedule activities, meals, and nap times. In addition to that, a day planner will help you keep the chaos at bay. You can also plan activities for the day, such as going out to lunch, shopping, or spending time with your friends. You can plan a “me” day every month or so.
You can also use a day planner to keep track of important information, such as first aid kits, medications, and emergency contacts. You should also keep a separate planner for each child you babysit. Keep a list of the most important information for each child. This will ensure that you are prepared for any emergencies.
Engage the child in other activities
During your time as a babysitter, you want to engage the child in other activities. These activities will allow you to build a strong relationship with the child while they are under your care. Your child will appreciate the fact that you are interested in his or her activities, and will likely ask to be babysat again in the future.
Some of the activities that you can engage the child in include improvised music, board games, pillow forts, colouring-in pages, story books, and more. These activities are easy to implement, and they are usually entertaining and educational for the child. However, you should always be aware of the child’s interests and allow him or her to lead the activities. You can also ask the parents what activities the child likes, and then bring books, stickers, and other activities related to those interests.
If you are able to engage the child in other activities, you will build a strong relationship and gain a lot of insight into the child’s interests.
Don’t let the child get away with things
During the course of your babysitting career, you may be asked to help out with a few different tasks. However, it is important to know what to do and what not to do, as well as which ones to avoid at all costs. Here are five tips to help you make the most of your time, without sacrificing your sanity.
The most important tip is to remember that you can’t be the friend of all children. This means that you’ll need to be aware of what a child wants from you, so you can provide it, rather than simply following orders. As a babysitter, you’ll also need to know what to say to a child who doesn’t want to play.
Create your own rules
Whether you are a new sitter or an old hand, there are things you should know when babysitting boys. This includes how to deal with children who break the rules, how to keep kids safe, and how to earn their respect.
Kids need structure and rules to be successful. The best sitters take responsibility over fun and money. One way to get started is to create your own rules. This will help you get off on the right foot and earn the respect of parents.
Before you begin babysitting, talk with parents to determine their expectations. If they expect your children to eat certain foods, or keep certain items out of reach, you should make sure that you meet those needs. You may also want to consider taking a first aid class. You should always keep a watchful eye for children, and listen for signs of trouble. If you hear noises that are not normal, it may be time to ask parents about cultural practices.
You may also want to set a limit on how long the children can spend in the house. You can make a chart with the kids, and explain the rules. You can also give rewards for good behavior. These rules are important, because they help teach children self-control.
When you babysit, be sure to follow the rules, and don’t get frustrated with children who break them. This will earn your respect from parents and help you build trust with the children. As you gain experience, you may want to create more rules, especially for older children. The CDC has guidelines for babysitters. You can find them on their website. You may also want to consider taking specialized classes, such as pediatric CPR/AED.